- Known as: Principal German Impressionist Painter
- Date of birth: July 20, 1847 (Berlin, Germany)
- Date of death: February 8, 1935 (Berlin, Germany)
- Buried: Jerwish cemetery in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin
- Max Liebermann went to France in 1872 and was much influenced by the Barbizon painters, especially Millet. He returned to Germany in 1878 and painted rather sentimental scenes until the 1890s when he began to work more and more in the Impressionist manner.
When the Berlin Sezession was founded in 1899, Liebermann became its President.
He visited Holland regularly and was influenced by Josef Israels.
He is well represented in German museums (though out of favour under the Nazis) and in London (Tate), New York (Met. Mus) and in Washington (Corcoran).
- Son of a Jewish businessman from Berlin.
- Inherited wealth.
- Was a well-known painter of portraits.
In 1920 he was president of the Prussian academy of arts.
- In 1932 he resigned when the academy decided to no longer exhibit works by Jewish artists.
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